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Miss Nebraska Wins 2011 Miss America Pageant
Teresa Scanlan, a 17-year-old Nebraskan who won the hearts of seven judges after a night of playing the piano, was crowned Miss America Saturday in Las Vegas. Scanlan is the youngest winner ever in the pageant's history. 

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Jan. 15: Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan, 17, competes in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America Pageant in the Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scanlan was later crowned Miss America 2011.

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Jan. 15: Scanlan poses with Tony Dovolani of the ABC television show "Dancing with the Stars," during a news conference after winning the 2011 Miss America Pageant. Dovolani was a pageant judge for this year's competition.

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Jan. 15: Scanlan smiles during a news conference after being crowned Miss America.

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Jan. 15: Scanlan celebrates after advancing through the swimsuit portion of the Miss America Pageant. 

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Jan. 15: Scanlan is mobbed by other contestants after being crowned Miss America. She became the youngest winner ever in the pageant's history after a night of being judged for poise, talent, fitness and knowledge.

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Jan. 15: Scanlan leaves the stage after playing the piano during the talent portion of the Miss America Pageant. 

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Jan. 15: Scanlan waves after being crowned Miss America 2011. 

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Jan. 15: Scanlan reacts after being announced Miss America 2011.

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Miss Nebraska Wins 2011 Miss America Pageant

Teresa Scanlan, a 17-year-old Nebraskan who won the hearts of seven judges after a night of playing the piano, was crowned Miss America Saturday in Las Vegas. Scanlan is the youngest winner ever in the pageant's history. 

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